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November 4, 2021

Leading Meetings: The Super Power You Didn’t Know You Had

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” - Sheryl Sandberg

There are as many definitions of leadership as there are species of beetles, but my favourite is this one, from Sheryl Sandberg, Author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead:

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”

Leadership also has a lot to do with instigating change. If you’re sitting in a boring meeting, whose responsibility is it to make it better? Yours? Everyone’s? The manager’s? Maya Angelou’s words come to mind here:

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

I’m the kind of person who wants to change things for the better. But change is hard, right? Especially being the first one to start making any changes.

Quote number 3, by American singer Rosanne Cash:

“The key to change … is to let go of fear.”

So many meetings are crying out to be made better, and the person to make your meetings better – maybe your very next meeting today – is probably you. If you want to show leadership, letting go of the fear of stuffing up, and helping your team by running meetings – and running meetings better – is an awesome way to show leadership.

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